Balrog

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  1. @flyride: Thanks for the link to your article from march! I missed it and the information in it is very useful.
  2. Thanks for the pictures! It seems that you are right with the idea of the internal hdd as a "save harbour" for the dsm itself. The dsm partition is a mirror and the "repair" forces a sync which seems to be needed as the usb harddisks are recognised slower than internal hdd harddisks. But if this is the only issue I think you can live with it especially as this is only a backup system.
  3. @shrabok: Thank you very much for your article and your experiences with this idea. I have a few questions: - Do your end configuration is a SHR1 Volume consisting the 2 TB internal hard disk AND all external USB-Drives or do you use the internal drive as a "basic" drive without redundancy and have made a SHR1-Array only with the external USB-Drives? - Does your SHR1 Volume survive a reboot without breaking the the array? Or are you forced to rebuild the array after every reboot? - do you get issues with the sleep mode of the USB drives? Most of them have a real aggressive power save mode build in and maybe this will lead to problems. For my USB drives (which are currently working as normal external USB drives) I have written a little script which runs at start to disable the sleep mode (or better explained to lower the load/unload-cycles).
  4. Nice finding. i hope there will be some time an update for the vmxnet3 driver as it has much advantages over the pure intel driver.
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    HP microserver Gen8 and hp-ams

    Sorry for posting in english here: It works very well! Thank you very much! Copy modules and set the correct rights: cp /volume2/data/HP_AMS_DSM_6.2/amsHelper /sbin chown root:root /sbin/amsHelper chmod 755 /sbin/amsHelper cp /volume2/data/HP_AMS_DSM_6.2/hpilo.ko /lib/modules chown root:root /lib/modules/hpilo.ko chmod 644 /lib/modules/hpilo.ko Then activate it: insmod /lib/modules/hpilo.ko /sbin/amsHelper -I0 -M1,5,14,16,18,23,99 Automatic activation after every boot: - Create a startup-script with the following content in \usr\local\etc\rc.d\S99HP-AMS.sh #!/bin/sh modprobe hpilo /sbin/amsHelper -I0 -M1,5,14,16,18,23,99 (make sure to set the startup-script to 755 ) I attached the result as a picture. All sensors were read and the fan is going down to 10%. :-)
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    DSM only sees 4 ports with Marvell 88SE9705

    Sorry but you have to do your homework and read by yourself a little bit with the given information. In short: "in IT-Mode the HBA (this is the H200) exposes all connected harddisks as themselves to the operating system whereas the original firmware sums the harddisks up in, for example a raid 1 (mirror) and exposes this raid 1 to the operating system (which you don't want for the usage in DSM). Best of luck to you.
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    DSM only sees 4 ports with Marvell 88SE9705

    No, I don't know the card you posted. I only want to give a hint which cards are working proved well. This is the manual I used to flash: https://techmattr.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/sas-hba-crossflashing-or-flashing-to-it-mode/ Of course as I said: it is hard if you never made such processes but I hope you get what I mean. Maybe you can buy an already flashed Dell H200 in IT-Mode on eBay? A quick search for "dell h200 it mode" gives me multiple results. Here a 2 examples where you can see what I mean: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-H200-6Gbps-SAS-HBA-w-LSI-9211-8i-P20-IT-Mode-for-ZFS-FreeNAS-unRAID/163142320696 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-PERC-H200-SAS-Controller-IT-mode-2x-cable-SFF-8087-to-4x-SAS-SATA/123126065790 These cards are working (if they are in good condition of course).
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    DSM only sees 4 ports with Marvell 88SE9705

    My suggestion is: use an IBM M1015 or Dell H200/H310 (these adapters I use by myself) flashed to IT-firmware. It's a little hard to read through the howto if you never made this before but it works for me for about 3 years now. Afterwards you get 8 internally usable ports which are recognised by DSM.
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    Progress of 6.2 loader

    I am waiting for this too as I have no use for plex and my Xpenology 6.1.7 under Vmware 6.5 on HP Microserver Gen8 is working awesome.
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    Progress of 6.2 loader

    Did you use the VMXNET3 or E1000 as vNIC?
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    Progress of 6.2 loader

    If you mount the "synoboot.img" with OSFMount you can see that there are 3 different boot-settings in the loader: "DS918+ 6.2 Baremetal" "DS918+ 6.2 Baremetal Reinstall" "DS918+ 6.2 VMWare/ESXI" I will play around with the settings and try an update of a running VMware Workstation Test-VM under DSM 6.1.x.
  12. You can exchange the loader 1.02a with 1.02b. You just have to make the same changes of the mac-address and sn in the config file as usal. Have a look into the "how to-threads" here. There will be explained the process.
  13. In the 1.02a-loader is a bug where you have to copy drivers manually after an upgrade of DSM. I would suggest to try the actual loader 1.02b. For debugging purposes it is also good to have access via putty over a serial connection. With this way you be able to see the whole boot process. I made a thread here in the forum with a manual how to do this.
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    DSM 6.1.3 and sas controller

    So it's a problem with proxmox and not the H200 itself.I ran for about 2 years DSM with a bare metal installation due to problems with passthrough the H200 under ESXi 6.0. The situation is much better with ESXi 6.5 now.
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    DSM 6.1.3 and sas controller

    I use the ds3615xs version. Its working for years now and I see no advantage for me in using the ds3617xs. Before inserting the H200 into the server I flashed it with the newest firmware to 20.00.07. In the early versions of P20-firmware was a bug but version 20.00.04 and after are fine. You can have a deeper look here: https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/tutorial-updating-ibm-m1015-lsi-9211-8i-firmware-on-uefi-systems.11462/ I dont know if it is the point where it hangs at your site but this is was I have done. Afterwards I put the card into the Server and passed it through the VM with success.